About This Certificate

Only Parsons, a top-ranked design school, can give you a 360-degree immersion in fashion design, trends, and techniques. This program supports your design vision while cultivating foundational technical skills, from concept development and sketching to sewing, construction, draping, patternmaking, and textile selection.

Total Courses: 6 required courses plus minimum of 2 electives

Price: $6,592

What You’ll Gain

  • The ability to create fashion sketches from model images and live models and create fashion flats and fashion illustrations
  • The skill to conduct creative research and apply it to concept development
  • Familiarity with all the tools and materials needed to drape muslin patterns, make flat patterns, and construct garments
  • Expertise in identifying various fabric types, yardage specifications, notions, trimmings, and sewing supplies
  • Knowledge about the role of sustainability in the textile industry: the future and industry responsibilities
  • Exposure to a variety of methods and practices used in sewing, construction, and garment design

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration and video conferencing 
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
  • The ability to review course content and complete assignments at any time

Who Should Enroll

  • Anyone interested in the design side of the fashion industry
  • Creative individuals who want to use fabric and fashion design to develop and realize their vision
  • Fashion professionals seeking to advance their practice
  • Entrepreneurs learning about garment construction before launching their own companies

Additional Details

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Gain experience with fashion trends, techniques, and design standards. Begin by completing one of the required courses below. This certificate must be completed within two years.

The Fashion Design Basic Core class, taken on campus in the past, counts as three required courses toward the Fashion Design certificate.

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